PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — SEPTA officials confirm a fifth employee has died from coronavirus. Yolanda Woodberry, a bus operator in Frankford, died over the weekend.
She was a SEPTA employee for 17 years.READ MORE: DA Larry Krasner Joins New Initiative To Fight Gun Violence In West/Southwest Philadelphia
SEPTA staff was notified of Woodberry’s death by an internal notice.READ MORE: Man Fighting For Life After Being Shot 16 Times In North Philadelphia Double Shooting, Police Say
Woodberry’s death comes less than a week after Transport Workers Union Local 234 threatened to take “job action,” saying SEPTA was not doing enough to protect workers during the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: WATCH: Zach Ertz Records Longest Touchdown Catch Of Career, Makes NFL History In 1st Game With Cardinals
Ultimately, the union agreed not to call for a work stoppage after Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney intervened.